Essential Gifts for Yoga Lovers.

essential gifts for yoga lovers
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Do you have yoga lovers in your life but just don’t know what to buy them? Maybe you’re thinking of getting into yoga and you’re feeling a little confused by what you need to get started?

If you couldn’t tell already, I’m an avid yoga lover. My last post about yoga really got me in the mood to talk more about my favourite, flexible exercise, and I specifically wanted to create a wishlist for any fellow yoga lovers, and the yogis in your life.

From my experience, the best place to start is with the basics, therefore I’ll not be covering any elaborate yoga equipment such as straps, bands, wheels, etc.

What do you need to get started or to take your practice to the next level?

With yoga, all you need is space, a basic idea or a guided tutorial, and time.

I often hear about how people have no time to sit with a yoga routine or meditation. But you see; you do have time! You just can’t focus long enough to use it to your advantage because there’s always something else battling for your attention.

My advice to you is to sit with it. Do it for one day for just 10 minutes and see how it feels. Then keep bringing yourself back again and again until it becomes the one place you can go to make yourself feel more at peace.


Basic Gifts for Yoga Lovers:

Yoga Pants:

For any yoga lover the key to good practice is the comfort of the clothing. You’ll hear it in various classes, online videos; Get into something comfortable, and lets get started.

I have about 20 pairs of yoga pants. They tend to be my everyday living attire whether or not I’m doing yoga! They’re stretchy, comfortable and great when I’m having a bad body image day.

I came across a number of yoga pants on Amazon quite early on in my yoga journey, and have since bought a few pairs from the same seller. They’re an excellent fit, stretchy and have various quirky designs! I opted for the Kraken design as my first pair, later buying the rasta lion.

Kraken Leggings from MTSCE from Amazon.
SugarPockets on Amazon

Later on in my journey, I was introduced to other sellers such as Sugar Pockets from Ruth at That Autistic Fit Chick. Shortly after reading this post I purchased my first pair and love them! All the comfort of yoga pants, with pockets? Yes please, I’ll have 10!

Yoga pants don’t always have to skin tight, they can also be ‘floaty’ and allow the air around your legs. I have a few pairs of lovely, more bohemian pants to practice in.

Check out some more yoga pants that I personally recommend:

  • Wide Leg Yoga Pants – FITTOO
  • Harem Pants – Matymats

Yoga Mat:

Although you can do yoga without a mat, any yoga lover will tell you that it’s better to use one to encourage good wrist support. How technical of us, right? Truth be told I’ve done yoga without a mat (on vacation, wouldn’t recommend it) and I certainly felt the difference on my weak wrists and forearms.

My first mat was from Home Bargains. It served me well for a bout a year or so of on and off yoga, and then 6 months completely on. It wasn’t until I upgraded to a Bionix yoga mat that I really felt the difference. This mat was not only easier on my joints but also didn’t slip as much on the tiled and wooden floors.

If you’re not quite in the market for an expensive mat, I get it. If you’re only starting out with yoga and don’t want to commit then I suggest using a towel to reduce the tension on your forearms and wrists. Equally you can purchase a cheaper mat from your local store or from Amazon where they go for as little as Β£3.99.

The Kabalo mat is something similar to my previous HB mat and is a perfect fit (and price) for beginners.

Boence Blue Elephant Mat Bag.

What yoga mat is complete without a suitable yoga bag? None, that’s the answer.

Personally speaking, I love this bag from Boence. It not only fits my yoga mat but it can also double as an overnight bag if I’m traveling. I have the blue elephant bag just for reference.

Yoga Blocks:

They might not seem essential to new yogis, but after a while, they’re a necessity. Yoga lovers everywhere will tell you that they never knew they needed blocks until they realised the importance of them in manipulating certain poses.

Those yogis that get themselves into weird and wonderful shapes didn’t do so overnight. It took practice and over time the body adjusted to being able to perform the shape. Using blocks allows you to gradually get to those shapes that regular you to stretch or bend or balance.

You can use alternatives if you have them handy. I personally didn’t and often resorted to piles of books which was both inconvenient and unsteady.

The first set of yoga blocks I got were from VLFit. They’re simple, come in different colours and cost only Β£7.99 for two.

VLFit Yoga Blocks

Are there any yoga basics you would’ve added? I would also love to hear about some of your pieces of yoga equipment in the comments, or across any of my socials.

Usually, at this time of the month I have a monthly review for you all, but I honestly just didn’t feel like it for personal reasons. I’ll do a basic review of both June and July next month when my life should be in some sort of working order.

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98 thoughts on “Essential Gifts for Yoga Lovers.

  1. Twenty pairs of yoga pants is a seriously impressive number, good going! And it really does make sense, particularly as you wear them at home in general too – I don’t understand people who relax in jeans (why do they do this to themselves?). I also really like the idea of a yoga bag as a gift, particularly as it’s multipurpose πŸ™‚ And – yoga blocks – what are they like? Are they squishy or hard? I’ve not got to the point of using them, and I am curious about them. Brilliant post though πŸ™‚

    1. These yoga blocks are hard but not too hard, so there is some give there. The purpose is to allow you to lift yourself or support your own body in some way, so there needs to be a certain amount of support there. Thank you so much for stopping by πŸ˜€

  2. I have that exact pair from Sugar Pockets πŸ˜€ they are awesome!
    I have an extra thick mat from VLFit, but I hadn’t thought about a bag and I keep debating over whether or not to get blocks now. Straps I improvise with towels, dressing gown ties, even headbands on occasion, I just find it so hard to justify buying blocks when I don’t do the poses I could really use them for (like splits) very often.
    I might add them to my wishlist for christmas XD but I’m glad to know that VLFit do them, I trust the brand cuz my mat is still going strong after 18 months of almost daily use, and living on the floor, having my stuff dumped on it when I’m not using it.

  3. As a yoga lover, these are gifts I would most definitely love to receive. You can never have enough yoga pants, right? They are so comfy! I just checked out Sugar Pockets and they have so many awesome designs, loving the space themes! Thanks for the recommendation, they are so affordable too. Also agree that a good yoga mat is such a worthwhile investment – great suggestions Nyxie! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. I love yoga pants so much! They have all the security of pants, but stretchy so they allow you some freedom! Thank you for stopping by – I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  4. All great suggestions. You can’t have too many pairs of yoga and the brands that you mentioned are new to me. I’ll have to check the ones in your post are super cute. Also that Bionix yoga mat sounds amazing. I’ve been looking to upgrade my mat for a while and the Bionix mat sounds like it would be a perfect fit.

  5. I just checked out the guided tutorial. I will try to check out some of those soon. Really want to get into my yoga flow. It’s been way too long. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I’m struggling to get back into it after the passing of my grandmother, but I have faith that I’ll get there soon.

  6. I realize this was gifts for other people, but this has reminded me how badly I’ve wanted new yoga pants. I’ve also wanted to try the yoga blocks.I’ll have to give the VLFit ones a try!
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. My mat is getting slippy so I am going to shop for a new one. Thanks for the tips.

    If you come across any good sites for yoga tops, I’d love to know about them!

  8. Getting into yoga is my July goal. I had no idea there are such things as yoga blocks. Thank you for the really useful info xxx

    1. Thank you for reading. Yoga blocks can be so helpful when it comes to more complicated positions. Even for the easier ones. Blocks just give us support when we need it, and really pillows don’t cut it.

  9. I hope one of my gift givers reads this πŸ™‚ I would love all these to help my yoga practice and make it even more fun!

  10. Interesting post. Now I know what I could buy my yoga loving friends. I’ve never done yoga myself but have thought about it. Maybe I’ll give it a go.

    1. You should certainly give it a go. There is literally nothing to lose and if you use an online guided video, then you’re not out any money for trying πŸ™‚

  11. As a yoga lover myself, I would love to receive any of your suggestions as gifts! I love your choice of yoga pants; I adore bold prints too.

  12. I love practicing yoga! I will definitely drop this post to anyone looking for a gift idea for ME. Thanks for sharing.

  13. First paragraph caught me. I always say I don’t have time and you are right, I do! And I have all the gear you mention so no excuses!!

  14. Great gifting inspiration, and I actually really like the sound of that Bionix mat so I’ll check that one out – for myself though! That’s the problem with these lists, I end up buying things for me not other people πŸ˜‚
    Caz xx

    1. I’m exactly the same! The reason I do these lists sometimes is to compile things I want, hint at my boyfriend to read but end up buying myself!

    1. I was once given a set of cards with yoga poses on them. They were pretty cool you mixed them up to make a routine everyday.

  15. I really liked that mat, it was nice to see that they actually make eco friendly. Tree lovers like me could appreciate thatπŸ˜…. This is totally off the topic, but I’ve read a lot that you can’t do yoga without a teacher, (because you could hurt yourself) is that true or am I safe to continue doing my own?

    1. I do yoga without a teacher. I’ve never been to a proper class and only use Youtube tutorials and books to help me out. It’s like anything if you think about it; If you go to the gym without a trainer, can you not hurt yourself too? You can hurt yourself doing anything, so it’s best just to be careful and know your own limits πŸ™‚

  16. This came to my attention at just the right moment – my cat decided that my yoga mat would make a great scratching post where it was sitting so I’ve been looking into options for a new one lol

    1. My cat also loves to scratch my old mat! She now uses my old cheap one while I practice on my own, but somehow that doesn’t stop her trying to claim my new mat as territory. Typical cat!

  17. Yes, these are all great ideas! I’m thinking of joining a yoga studio soon and would love all of these!

  18. I like yoga, I just don’t know where to start. I should probably take a class or something because I’m at a loss. I’m following you to see if I can pick up some tips!

    Keep sharingπŸ’•

    1. I didn’t know where to start either but I simply follow along with youtube videos. I might do new post in 2020 about getting started with Yoga!

      1. Lol well that actually makes me feel better about it! And I’m so here for that 2020 πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  19. Awesome gifts for yoga lovers. I would love some new yoga pants because I use them most all the time, not only for yoga because they are super comfy and stretchy.

  20. For sometime now I have been convincing my wife to take up yoga. I will buy her this basic yoga essentials on your list and hopefully she will get motivated.

    1. It certainly is motivating to get new yoga gear! It always draws me back to the mat when I slack! I hope she takes it up. It’s a lovely practice, even just for once a week.

  21. I am not really into yoga but I would love to receive a yoga mat so that I can practice at home. Maybe I will start to like it. Great suggestions in this gift guide!

  22. Wonderful suggestions. I have never done yoga, but would like to. I’m out of shape though and am no longer very flexible. I would love to change that.

  23. Great gift ideas for yoga lovers here. The yoga pants and mat are great essentials for yoga.

  24. These are fabulous gifts for Yoga lovers and I know many of them. I am new to Yoga and could use these myself…. thanks for sharing!

  25. These are such great gifts ideas for yoga lovers! Those blocks were super helpful when I practiced for a *very* short while… lol.

    1. I still have yet to get new blocks! My cat destroyed my last ones and the yoga mat! I’ll have to go back to my own guide and get new practice material! Thank you very much for reading πŸ˜€

  26. I know I for sure would love that yoga mat and yoga bag. I feel like having that mat would be so helpful within doing different exercises. I also love those space yoga leggings! They are really cute.

  27. Those are some great gift ideas,that yoga blocks look interesting. I have a friend who loves Yoga and those would be nice item to get her for Christmas

  28. These are great! Another good one is a strap that holds the yoga mat together and makes it easier to carry!

    1. Oh yes! That would have been perfect to add but I completely forgot. Thank you for the suggestion. I’ll have to add it whenever I decided to update this πŸ™‚

  29. I’ve actually been wanting to upgrade my yoga mat so this gives me a great idea on what to purchase. Guess I know what I’m gifting myself.

    1. I have went through so many mats just trying to find good wrist support. And also because my cat likes to scratch them!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting πŸ˜€

  30. What a great reminder of great gift for the yoga lovers in our life. I have a dear friend that is a yoga lover and sometimes I have no idea on what to give her on a special occasion. Now I do.

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